We are passionate about our customers and kaolin.
A Letter from the President
"We are passionate about our customers and kaolin."
J. Eric Tillirson
Thank you for your interest in Thiele Kaolin Company.
For more than 70 years, the employees of Thiele have been passionate about developing and producing quality products.
Leveraging our unrivaled North American kaolin reserves and industry-leading development capabilities, we begin the tailored kaolin cycle in response to marketplace needs identified by our global sales teams. Thiele’s pilot plant then produces a prototype, our applications laboratories confirm success, and finally, our operations teams employ Thiele’s modern production tools to create solutions for our customers.
This process works well due to the dedication and hard work of the Thiele team, which pursues excellence in all aspects of our business including safety, quality, efficiency, environmental stewardship, and customer satisfaction.
That tradition of excellence continues with Thiele’s acquisition of Short Mountain Silica. Short Mountain, located in Mooresburg, Tennessee, has supplied silica to a variety of industries including automotive flat glass, fiberglass, and ceramics for more than 30 years. The acquisition of the premier silica supplier supports Thiele’s strategic plan to diversify our business and provide future avenues for growth.
Whether you are looking for kaolin or silica products, we at Thiele look forward to serving you.